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Twitter is mobile-first so you HAVE to be!

Being a Mobile company we love Mobile infographics. Twitter released a new one in February 2013 sharing some great insights into Twitter  in the Mobile space.

Over 80% of UK users access Twitter via their mobile devices and are 40% more likely to use it more than once a day than desktop users.

Twitter has also released it’s own #music app further fuelling it’s mobile presence. Twitter #music is not just another music application though. The app syncs all the tracks being listened by ... Read more

A MASSIVE shout-out to the Best Mobile Web Designers in the World!!

Something became apparent last week that rapidly moved me into an inspired and energised mood state and it is all thanks to the brightest and most talented mobile web designers and developers in the world today.

We have an internal system for displaying mobile sites that have been built by our developers and customers using Canvas and Architect. Because there are literally thousands and thousands of these sites we have developed a cool mechanism to highlight those that have been completed ... Read more

Are you Mobile Friendly? Test your Site today!

Have you visited GoMo? It’s an initiative by Google that provides tools for businesses to learn why mobile, especially mobile-friendly, matters.  You can test how your current site looks in mobile with a free report offering personalised site recommendations, practical advice and best practice to help you improve your customers’ experience of your brand via mobile.

This week Forrester Research published that mobile is the “new face of engagement that is here to stay and just as the internet made us take ... Read more

Anne Thomas on…Don’t be Mobile Lazy

This article was originally published in the February 2012 issue of  .Net Magazine 

“Anne Thomas explains the business benefits of taking the trouble to make sure your website is truly mobile-friendly

 

I recently looked over a Dotmobi study that determined that in 2010, 19.3 per cent of the top 500,000 websites were mobile-friendly.  This seemed an unfeasibly high percentage and didn’t chime at all with my experience – so I replicated the study with a 2011 twist.

I used Alexa to study the top ... Read more

84% have trouble completing mobile transactions

Last week I blogged about my experience of trying to do my Christmas shopping on the mobile web and how disappointing the experience was. Eventually I gave up after an hour of unhelpful landing pages and disappointing performance.

Whether or not this was because I’ve been involved in the business for many years and my expectations are guided by Wapple’s proficiency in this field, a recent poll conducted by Harris Interactive shows that I’m far from alone in this area.

According to ... Read more

Mobile Shopping Advent-ageous for some Retailers

It’s that time of year when Christmas duties take over. Whether it’s buying presents for children, parents or the in-laws, it’s time to dust down those lists and find time to buy those gifts.

Over the past 15 years the internet has made this process an absolute dream… and to think there was once a time when online shopping was regarded as a fad. Fortunately, Amazon has set the standard and when the Advent calendars start to open the company prepares ... Read more

Should you develop for small screens or create a ‘Mobile Experience’?

Developing websites for multiple screens and adapting your designs for a “One size fits all” approach is the hot trend at the moment. Seminal books from Ethan Marcotte and Aaron Gustafson have kicked up a storm in the design and development world with people realising that they can style their site differently in order to make it fit multiple devices. On the surface this sounds fantastic, but looking deeper reveals multiple flaws in this approach and not giving the due care and attention ... Read more

Ready, Steady, GoMo

Last week’s release of GoMo by Google is more evidence that the mobile web is coming to a crucial stage in its natural development. Google had previously announced that 79% of advertisers had sites that were not optimised for mobile devices and the GoMo initiative aims to help those companies create mobile-friendly sites.

We applaud Google’s initiative as it will encourage advertisers to raise their mobile game. Mobile ad networks serve billions of page views so this is a huge opportunity ... Read more

Apple are…Mobile Lazy

We put this site to our mobile friendly verses mobile lazy test:
Name: Apple
URL: http://apple.com
Alexa Rank: 36
Wapple Mobile Friendly Score: 3/10 (how we calculated score)
Load size: 393.6kb
Result: Mobile Lazy

What we loved: Looks nice and is consistent with Apple branding
What we’d love to see improved: Apple are currently only providing the desktop version of their website for their mobile consumers.  Let me repeat that.  Apple are currently only providing the desktop version of their website for their mobile consumers!!  This is bad ... Read more